Summary: This full-color, introductory environmental science text is known for being concise, conceptual, and value-priced. The approach and reading level cover the basic concepts without overloading students with too much detail. The authors reinforce the text's central theme of ''interrelationships'' by providing a historical perspective, information on economic and political realities, discuss the role of different social experiences, and integrate this with the crucial science to describe
Summary: This full-color, introductory environmental science text is known for being concise, conceptual, and value-priced. The approach and reading level cover the basic concepts without overloading students with too much detail. The authors reinforce the text's central theme of ''interrelationships'' by providing a historical perspective, information on economic and political realities, discuss the role of different social experiences, and integrate this with the crucial science to describe the natural world and how we affect it. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:12TH 10 Cover: Paperback Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Published: 02/18/2009 International: No
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Retired from teaching at Delta College summer/2000. Eldon has over 30 years teaching experience in biology, zoology, and environmental science. Eldon has been a Fullbright Exchange Teacher in Australia and Scotland, received the Bergstein Award for Teaching Excellence at Delta College, and participated in an Earthwatch Research Program in Costa Rica. In addition to the environmental science text, Eldon is co-author of the very successful CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY, general biology text with WCB.
Brad is Dean of the Huxley School of Environmental Studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. Prior to this, he was Director of Environmental Education for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. Brad has degrees in political science, public administration, and natural resources from the University of Michigan. Before accepting the appointment with the EPA, Brad was a professor of political science and environmental studies for 15 years.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Environmental Interrelationships Chapter 2 Environmental Ethics Chapter 3 Environmental Risk: Economics, Assessment, and Management Chapter 4 Interrelated Scientific Principles: Matter, Energy, and Environment Chapter 5 Interactions: Environments and Organisms Chapter 6 Kinds of Ecosystems and Communities Chapter 7 Populations: Characteristics and Issues Chapter 8 Energy and Civilization Chapter 9 Energy Sources Chapter 10 Nuclear Energy Chapter 11 Biodiversity Issues Chapter 12 Land-Use Planning Chapter 13 Soil and Its Uses Chapter 14 Agricultural Methods and Pest Management Chapter 15 Water Management Chapter 16 Air Quality Issues Chapter 17 Solid Waste Management and Disposal Chapter 18 Environmental Regulations: Hazardous Substances and Wastes Chapter 19 Environmental Policy and Decision Making
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